Inouye

July 17th, 2014
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U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa pays tribute to the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye in her latest campaign advertisement in the Democratic primary against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

In the spot, the congresswoman says the iconic senator taught her that you do not have to be at the front of the parade to be effective. She also says Inouye taught her humility.

Inouye had preferred that Hanabusa be his successor. Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Schatz to replace the senator in December 2012.

9 Responses to “Inouye”

  1. Chicken Grease:

    So, then, no need to lead, then, right Colleen? Drop out of the race.

    This is simply smoke screen. This is worse than Dems using the emergency "it's Bush's fault" trump card (which, um, apparently has unlimited shelf life). She gonna keep citing, citing, citing Inouye.

    Well, as great as the Senator was, he made the mistake of endorsing Hillary instead of the locally raised guy (let's face it -- that's who Obama is to us). You GOTTA WONDER WHY he made this endorsement!

    Inouye was astute, politically, to say the least. For the most senior senator (he was # 4 behind the offices of the president, vp, and speaker of the house, right?) to have sided with an unpopular pant-suited, stilled soiled by association with the Lewinsky incident, in this post-9/11 world, a Grease'll never understand.

    And lo and behold! Hillary proved a bit of ineptitude with the Benghazi incident. "What does it matter?!?! You think any American who lost loved ones in that tragedy loves hearing that? You think Hillary's opponents in a primary or general will not show the hollowed out ambassador's quarters then with grainy tinged footage of Ms. Clinton near yelling, "what does it matter" and caption, "the American people matter, Ms. Clinton."

    Ms. Hanabusa should not be leaning on our great Senator already. Let him rest and beyond reading a bill she should show us -- like how Schatz is -- what she plans to DO for the people (this is a difficult concept for lawyers to understand sometimes, which is why we don't need another one in Washington).

    And she should start understanding her and the late Senator's endorsement of Hillary is what denied her the selection. Schatz is NOT doing a bad job and he is showing in his ads that he has plans.

    All I see from Colleen is slinging. Of mud.


  2. hossana:

    As much as I hate to agree, but Chicken Grease is exactly correct in his caustic comments on HanabUSA. All she does is attack, attack, negative, negative, nothing positive, very sarcastic, arrogant at times, very arrogant at times that she comes off looking like a shrill or shrew....whatever...but she lacks the personality and I don't believe her personality will get her anywhere in her Senate relationships.. She already make A FOOL OF HERSELF in her O'Reilly national appearance and a "Darn Fool" at that and if that's leadership, then I'm sorry for the people that vote for her.


  3. innocent observer:

    nope, greasy chicken is just that a greasy nincompoop. hoss - if you like a guy who is afraid of his own shadow, than it is statz; clearly, he is not a leader but a follower, has not critical and complex thinking ability, it showed through again in tonight's debate. he does not understand complex issues, he like simple things like expanded social security benefits for his father in law, green energy even though it is going to increase the cost of living for our already strapped working middle class, etc. he has only three issues in this campaign, or the other is low interest student loans. there are much more important issues in the senate, but he only focuses on these three, two of which are low priority. no mention about creating jobs for Hawaii. nothing about maintaining Hawaii's strategic position in our defensive posture to benefit Hawaii. clearly his is confused.


  4. kamaaina808:

    The whole 'green energy' thing is just China's way of getting back billions owed. They successfully got the US to ditch incandescent lighting to move to CFL's (which only China makes). Now they're moving towards LED lighting, which imho is awful. I'm clearly not impressed with 'appointed' Schatz.


  5. Manoa_Fisherman:

    Schatz/Winer leads off the campaign several months ago with the Big Lie technique of implying that Hanabusa was against Social Security. Trying to paint the same type of smear that Winer did against Cayetano, only with a little more sublimity than the ham handed attack on Cayetano. Very clever cookies these guys are in the devious way they manipulate the issues.

    I guess Schatz/Winer achieved another "win" with the attempt to smear/paint Hanabusa as being too tough or aggressive, gee doesn't this sound really familiar? To a lot of us local folks, if you stand up for your rights, the haoles say we are arrogant or even racist. If a haole does it, it is just them being themselves. A double standard that is a remnant of the days of the Big Five and Punahou being 90% haoles, but in a less obvious way.

    I got to hand it to Winer, he does an excellent job at propaganda and political maneuvering to paint any local politician in the worse possible light. He knows the right buttons to push and how to lay open the political wounds of his enemies, then lets folks like Chicken Grease pour salt and venom to kill off the opposition. Goebbels would have been proud to have Winer be his protégé, as ironic as that may be. Winer is a very skilled political operative.


  6. TKeiko:

    I think it is time somebody called Chicken Grease and hossana on their blatant sexism. CG referring to the "pants suited" Hillary Clinton, and hossana's reference to Hanabusa as "a shrill or shrew" both reek of misogyny. Women who stand up for themselves become targets of criticism for being uppity, arrogant, negative.

    On the other hand, they will forgive Winer his corrupt ways, and stand by Schatz while he rides others' coat tails and exaggerates his accomplishments. They're good guys, really, just passionate about their work.


  7. Chicken Grease:

    TKeiko:
    July 17th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I think it is time somebody called Chicken Grease and hossana on their blatant sexism. CG referring to the "pants suited" Hillary Clinton, and hossana's reference to Hanabusa as "a shrill or shrew" both reek of misogyny. Women who stand up for themselves become targets of criticism for being uppity, arrogant, negative.</blockquote.

    Oh, here we go ("there you go again" -- Ronald Reagan, THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR!!! Peace through strength, ya'll :) ) again! With yet ANOTHER favorite wild/trump card of the Left (they DO like to cheat, these Lefties, yeah?), l' feminista card. Cripes-a-mighty, even the boy-who-cried-wolf looks upon use of that particular card and exclaims, "that is SO overused inappropriately." But, ragging on Winer, that'll NEVER be seen as "anti-male." Riiiiiight?????? Think about it. When you realize the streets in Leftyville are all one way, you'll find out how much you're going in circles.

    Manoa_Fisherman:
    July 17th, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I guess Schatz/Winer achieved another "win" with the attempt to smear/paint Hanabusa as being too tough or aggressive, gee doesn't this sound really familiar?

    Hanab[not my]USA has no one to blame but herself with the words that are coming out of her mouth and the message she wants to promote. Man. Gotta pray the Rosary several times a day if Colleen gets elected (thankfully, this is unlikely).


  8. itoboy:

    For someone who does not like to be at the “front of the parade,” Hanabusa sure know how to accumulate talking points for her own advancement, not what’s best for her constituents. Schatz is certainly not perfect nor the ideal candidate, but Hanabusa has just been involved in too many shady deals for me to vote for her. I could hold my nose and vote Hanabusa against Djou, but not this time.

    She votes with the Tea Party against the bipartisan budget, the failure of which would result in another government shutdown and continued sequestration. Then she uses this to attack Schatz as a vote against the “Kapuna.”

    Prior to that, the Washington Post exposes her office of apparent illegal coordination between her deputy chief of staff and what is supposed to be an independent campaign expenditure by drug lobbyists, a possible violation of FEC regulations. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congressional-aide-described-campaign-offer-by-drug-lobby/2013/07/27/cd1f9648-f60e-11e2-a2f1-a7acf9bd5d3a_story.html

    Prior to that, when she was senate president, she pushed for and got a 36% pay raise in 2010 while the economy was reeling and state workers were getting furloughed, laid off, or pay cuts. Then, she tries to act like an angel saying she cut legislative salaries, when she really was the one pushing to give herself a raise.

    Prior to that, Hanabusa spearheaded the ouster of AG Marjorie Bronster after Bronster helped expose corruption of the Bishop Estate trustees. http://archives.starbulletin.com/1999/04/27/news/story3.html

    Then there were those sweetheart deals with Jeff Stone. http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Mar/04/ln/ln03a.html

    Front, middle, or back of the parade, Hanabusa cannot be trusted. (Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to cite my sources or our favorite chimp Especially Inane may cry foul.)


  9. T_H_G:

    Manoa:
    "I got to hand it to Winer, he does an excellent job at propaganda and political maneuvering to paint any local politician in the worse possible light. He knows the right buttons to push and how to lay open the political wounds of his enemies, then lets folks like Chicken Grease pour salt and venom to kill off the opposition. Goebbels would have been proud to have Winer be his protégé, as ironic as that may be. Winer is a very skilled political operative."

    Really?? Seriously?? You give Andy this heap of credit?? That's pretty hilarious.

    You really just can't see that "poor light" is of her and her campaigns own making, can you? Brian doesn't need Chicken Grease or salt when she and her campaign have these occasional internal combustion moments. When it happens (and face it-it's happened more than anyone in the Hanabusa side will ever admit to), the likes of Andy, Chicken Grease, and the rest of us all sit back and think 'wow', while the voter take in Hanabusa and her campaigns special brand of bitterness and, ultimately, fear of loss of power.


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